Event Calendar

Oct1

Through the Zell Family Foundation, Sam Zell has led the sponsorship of several leading entrepreneurship programs, including: the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business; the Zell Fellows Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management; and the Zell Entrepreneurship C

Oct3

Michigan Investment Competition (MIC) is an investor competition in which students play the role of venture capital firms. Student teams evaluate real investment options presented by motivated entrepreneurs and decide where to invest their firm’s money.

Oct8

This 60-minute workshop will explore what a business model is; why a strong model is absolutely critical to anyone interested in launching a new product, service, business, or social venture; and how to develop an effective business model.

Oct9

This 60-minute workshop will explore the various tools and approaches entrepreneurs use to communicate with investors, all examined through a common framework.

Oct10

Customer discovery is a critical activity that allows you to develop and test hypotheses about your new business or social venture. This 90-minute workshop will provide participants with the knowledge, skills and tools to conduct effective customer discovery.

Oct18

This workshop will help new entrepreneurs understand the different types and sources of funding – and which ones are right for you. We’ll cover everything from bootstrapping and crowdfunding to angel investors and venture capital.

Oct19

Presented by peer U-M alumni, Talk the Walk webinars and workshops take real-life lessons and apply them to your new venture. Session content is broadly relevant to entrepreneurs across industries and disciplines.

Oct24

Students! Are you interested in the Michigan Business Challenge and need team members? Are you looking to build your team or have an interest in joining a startup team? Get ready to Mingle 'n' Match! 

Oct30

Discover the Michigan Business Challenge (MBC) and unleash your inner entrepreneur! MBC is a campus-wide, multi-round business plan competition where student teams pitch their ideas to panels of external judges and may advance through follow-on rounds of competition to win cash prizes totaling over $100,000, including the Seigle Impact track wit